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Amazon Web Services - Statistics & Facts

Amazon, founded in 1994, is the world’s largest online retailer of books, clothing, electronics, music and other goods and, in 2019, earned net sales revenue of over 280 billion U.S. dollars. Amazon’s service offerings have increased over the years and now include a retail products branch, retail third-party seller services, retail subscription services, Amazon Web Services (AWS) as well as other related services. Due to global interest in cloud services and the disruption they are causing across various sectors, AWS has played an increasingly important role in the cloud services industry and has become an important revenue earner for Amazon. In 2013, AWS earned revenues of just over 3 billion U.S. dollars, a number which has since ballooned and sits at over 35 billion U.S. dollars as of 2019.

Cloud market showing strong growth

The cloud market is growing rapidly and represents an important opportunity for the retail and IT giant. The overall cloud applications services (SaaS) market is expected to experience a compound average growth rate of 12 percent between 2018 and 2022, with cloud system infrastructure services (IaaS) and cloud application infrastructure services (PaaS) expected to grow at a rate of 18 percent and 17.1 percent respectively. In terms of market size, these individual cloud service segments are expected to achieve revenues of 151 billion U.S. dollars (SaaS), 58 billion U.S. dollars (PaaS), and 74 billion U.S. dollars (IaaS) by 2022.

Amazon and other US companies dominate the market

As of 2019, AWS was ranked among the five largest cloud providers in the world, along with, Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, and Google. AWS is also ranked as one of the leading information technology (IT) companies in the world, by revenue. Specifically in the infrastructure as a service market, AWS has been noted to have a majority of the market worldwide. Amazon's share of the IaaS segment was estimated at almost 50 percent in 2018.

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